Overlake School lacrosse stars choose their colleges

Katie Hill and Colton Umberger. - Courtesy photos
Katie Hill and Colton Umberger.
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Overlake School senior lacrosse standouts Katie Hill and Colton Umberger recently made their college selections: Hill will play for Claremont McKenna (California) and Umberger will play for Rollins College (Florida).

Hill, a three-sport athlete who has earned 12 varsity letters at Overlake, has enjoyed a stellar high school lacrosse career. The midfielder had scored 90 goals and distributed 46 assists over her four years at the Reporter’s deadline. She has played in three lacrosse state tournaments for the Owls, including the 2011 state championship. She has earned all-state honors in lacrosse and has been an all-league point guard in basketball.

During a recent press conference, Hill thanked longtime Overlake coach Sue Haviland, who “provided great leadership both on and off the field and taught me a lot.”

Hill will join former Owl teammates Becky Gold, Zoe Pinczower and Kelsey D’Ewart in the Claremont McKenna Athenas’ lacrosse program.

Umberger, a member of Overlake’s varsity since his freshman year, has grown into a leader. He also has had the experience of playing in three state tournaments and — with his recent scoring outbreak — is making a bid to play in a fourth. Umberger scored five goals in a 10-7 Overlake win over O’Dea and is currently tied for the league lead in scoring. In addition to lacrosse, Umberger has been a leader on the cross country team, which ran in the state meet in Pasco in November for just the second time in school history.

Though Umberger had several offers from other strong lacrosse programs, he chose Rollins because “I really like the school. It’s like a dream school for me and I’m really excited to play at an even higher level.”



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